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Caucasian fiddle and bow. The boat-shaped body, neck and peg-box are carved from a single piece of wood. The wooden soundtable has a single circular soundhole. Two small rectangles of wood are inserted in the soundtable (possibly feet for a former fixed bridge), the one on the player’s right extends through the back of the instrument. Two gut strings run from rear-entrant pegs in the disc-shaped pegbox. The neck is incised with six grooves marking the notes. Outcurved wooden bow with horsehair string.

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fiddle; bow
Musical Instruments

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321.321-71 Necked bowl lutes sounded by bowing with a bow
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Chordophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  fiddle; bow
object name:  fiddle
object name:  bow
catalogue title:  321.321-71 Necked bowl lutes sounded by bowing with a bow

Russian Federation (Europe), Eastern Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made: probably Russian Federation (Europe) 
Date made
before 1914
Additional date information
date made:  before 1914 

Materials & techniques
wood; gut; horsehair
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
material: gut (overall)
material: horsehair (overall)

donor:  Clapham, Stan  circa 1975 - 2012-09-20
donor:  Clapham, R. Ingrid  circa 1975 - 2012-09-20
previous owner:  Russian Cathedral Church of the Dormition and All Saints  Undefined - circa 1975

Further reading
Vertkov, K. 1963. Atlas musikalnick instrumentov narodov SSSR. Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe muzykal'noe izdatel'stvo, 105, 517 (discusses similar)

Related objects
contains fiddle (2012.133.1) contains bow (2012.133.2)
Related subjects
object name (Horniman Ethno.): fiddles
object name (Horniman Ethno.): bows
material: wood
material: gut
material: horsehair
classified as: 311.2 Stick zithers

Record created 2012-10-05 by AGOODMAN
Record last updated 2017-03-21 by XGVIEWS

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